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Principles of good practice

The wide range of exemplar activities detailed in this toolkit are based on certain basic principles of good practice in teaching, training and learning of MFL, which are outlined in the links located at the left of the page and in detail in the Learner activities toolkit booklet and the Continuing professional development activities toolkit booklet.

Whilst taking full account of the key principles of good practice for MFL, it is also important to take into consideration commonly accepted generic principles of good practice in teaching, training and learning. These include:

  • thorough planning and preparation, linking with schemes of work and previous learning
  • planning to meet the needs of all learners through differentiation and personalised learning
  • sharing learning aims and outcomes with learners
  • engaging all learners at all times in active learning
  • creating a stimulating learning environment
  • developing a good rapport with learners
  • improving learners' confidence
  • promoting independent and collaborative learning
  • providing a variety of activities and teaching strategies
  • using good quality learning materials
  • demonstrating effective session organisation and management
  • ensuring good time management
  • ensuring learning outcomes are met
  • checking understanding
  • using appropriate assessment strategies
  • reviewing learning; and
  • evaluating the teaching and learning in each session to inform future planning.